The Guardian stands accused, today, of cheerleading the Coalition’s unhinged activities. OK, the guy is clearly a troll, but so far over 1,300 people agree with him. How can so many get it so wrong?
Before the general election, the Guardian backed Clegg, not knowing – just like everybody else – what a power-mad, unprincipled, bastard he’d turn out to be after the election. And also not knowing that LimpDem MPs had not a single functioning gonad between them. Or even a vestigial conscience.
Nor could the Guardian have envisaged Cameron’s absolutely insane assault on the sick and disabled. And I do mean insane – there is nothing remotely rational going on there.
This is a veritable pogrom, as sick and disabled people forced to participate in unlimited workfare will most certainly die, probably in considerable numbers, as even being terminally ill is isn’t any protection. And I believe that this is what the government wants – kill off the sick and disabled indirectly because (a) Cameron hates us, and (b), it’ll save money. Hell, they can even blame the companies participating in workfare for working them too hard – and doubtless will – but they’ll be just as dead.
Some of us in the disabled community think we’re being punished for Cameron’s late son, Ivan, being dead while we remain alive and, in his perverted world-view, “thriving” on taxpayer’s money. Others think Ivan is being used as a yardstick against which we’re all judged and, almost inevitably, found wanting. Personally, I think both views are right – and we’re doubly screwed.
And when disabled people, inevitably, fail to turn up for their workfare placements because they’re too ill, and have their benefits stopped, more will die as a result.
And how this can be laid at the door of the Guardian I have no idea. The Mail, Times, Telegraph, Express, Sun, yes, absolutely. OK, the Guardian could have done more to make the plight of the sick and disabled front-page news – which finally happened today – but to claim they caused all this is simply deranged.
Related to the forgoing, I posted this tweet on Twitter last night:-
“Workfare for able-bodied is time-limited. For the disabled it’s unlimited. Are they trying to kill us off? Sure as hell looks like it.”
It got 37 retweets, generated tweets from others, which were in turn retweeted. This morning, it’s all gone. Censorship? Twitter fuck-up? Dunno. The thread is still there on mobile devices, including mine, but I suspect that’s to do with the way content is cached. Other than that, it’s missing, presumed censored until proven otherwise.